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USF Athletics Roundup: Halloween Weekend Edition

Everything you missed away from the football field right here.

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Take your mind off the South Florida Bulls football team losing for the first time this season on Saturday in Houston by catching up with a whole lot of winning elsewhere in USF Athletics.

Here’s what you missed.

No. 18 Women’s Soccer (13-2, 8-1 AAC)

The Bulls raised the first trophy of the 2018-19 athletic season Friday night at Corbett Stadium, knocking off rival C. 1-0 to clinch the American Conference regular season title.

Record-breaking striker Evelyne Viens netted the game-winner in the 82nd minute, her 18th goal of the season, giving USF its 14th consecutive home win.

Redshirt junior Kelli Burney was named the AAC defensive player of the week on Monday after playing a large role in holding the Knights to just one shot on goal Friday night.

Riding a seven-match winning streak, USF will host the conference tournament that begins Wednesday night. Earning a first-round bye, the Bulls will play the winner of ECU/SMU on Friday at 7 p.m. The final will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. and is scheduled to be televised on ESPNU.

Men’s Soccer (6-7-2, 3-1-2 AAC)

Five different Bulls found the score sheet in a 6-2 beatdown of Cincinnati on Saturday night in the final road match of the season, moving USF into a tie for second place in the league standings.

Senior forward Tomasz Skublak, the Bulls leading scorer, recorded his second brace of the year with two goals in the game, finding the back of the net in the 11th minute and again in the 52nd minute to make it 3-0. He was named to the weekly AAC Honor Roll on Monday.

USF will finish the regular season at home on Friday night against Memphis at 7 p.m. With Corbett Stadium being unavailable due to the women’s conference tourney, the game will be held at the USF Track and Field Stadium.

Volleyball (17-7, 6-5 AAC)

Following a thrilling, comeback five-set victory on Friday over SMU (23-25, 15-25, 25-22, 25-22, 15-10), the Bulls completed the perfect weekend defeating Houston in four sets (25-17, 29-27, 19-25, 25-19) on Sunday at The Corral.

Friday night, USF dropped the first two sets before storming back on the heels of senior Maria McLamb tallying 15 digs and six assists in the final three sets. Redshirt senior Clara Payne also recorded a career-high 10 blocks.

Powered by a season-high 22 kills and 14 digs from junior Jac’cara Walker, the Bulls improved to 5-1 on Sundays with the four set victory over Houston. Freshman setter Lauren LaBeck also added had a season-high 46 assists and 13 digs.

USF will travel to Philadelphia to face Temple on Thursday at 7 p.m. before visiting UConn on Saturday at noon.

Notables:

  • Men’s basketball will host Tampa in an exhibition game on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Yuengling Center. Admission is free and the game can be heard on 820 AM or Bulls Unlimited (iHeart Radio)
  • Cross Country completed competition at the AAC Championships in New Orleans over the weekend. The men’s team finished 10th (out of 10) and the women’s team finished 12th (out of 12). Woof.
  • Sailing finished third in Jacksonville at the SAISA Fall Women’s Championships to wrap up the fall season on Sunday.